5.0

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,248 miles

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problem #10

Apr 212006

Ram 1500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,000 miles
Engine failed at 66000 miles, main bearings, dealer tear down sites lack of lubrication oil was changed as required, this vehicle was purchased used, a prior VIN # check reveled this was owned by a rental co[eg] hertz/ enterprise.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #9

Oct 282003

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,477 miles
While driving 75 mph the consumer lost all steering and brake power preceded by a loud noise coming from the engine. The technician serviced the vehicle and replaced the broken engine crankshaft. The engine failed because lubrication failed to reach the front two piston rods. The other six piston rods and bearings showed no lubrication problems.

- Fanwood, NJ, USA

problem #8

Nov 052003

Ram 1500

  • 56,000 miles
While driving at 55 mph, the vehicle made a grinding noise and stalled. Other than the grinding noise, there was no other indication that there was a problem with the vehicle. The manufacturer and the dealer are aware of the problem.

- Lizella, GA, USA

problem #7

Feb 252003

Ram 1500

  • miles
The vehicle stalled, which caused consumer to abruptly pull over.

- Draper, UT, USA

problem #6

Mar 012002

Ram 1500

  • miles
Consumer stated while driving, and without prior warning the oil pump went out causing the engine to freeze which in resulted in loss of power. Consumer has contacted the dealer,

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #5

Jun 222001

Ram 1500 Diesel

  • miles
This truck has had a noise in the engine shortly after I purchased the truck. It has been downhill since then, I casn get all the service reports on file at bill abbott. The truck is now at cummings midwest power co. In bloomington il for anouther problem they have the head off and checking it for a problem also the crankshaft seal leaks oil this isthe second engine in this truck. I would really like to see if I could exchange this truck for a like one as I can't trust this truck. Thank you. Glenn thomas.

- White Heath, IL, USA

problem #4

Jun 152000

Ram 1500

  • miles
Oil breather cap is located in front of engine fan, forcing oil fumes into vehicle. Vehicle was sent to dealer shop on three occasions, and problem still reoccurring. Provide any further information.

- Santa Clarita, CA, USA

problem #3

Dec 072000

Ram 1500 4WD

  • miles
June 1,2000 (2958ml) engine starts pinging, driver side window thumps when rolling up & down. July 21,2000 (6840ml) engine still pings, knocking sound under vehicle, thumping in window still present, oil pressure falls while driving. July 31,2000 (7509ml) engine still pings, knocking under vehicle still present.left cylinder head cracked, #2 cylinder replaced. Sept. 12,2000 (9420ml) engine still pings, knocking under vehicle still present, oil pressure still falls while driving, thumping in window still present, final repair attempt. Dec. 7,2000(14128ml) had to have crankshaft, rod bearings, main bearings, #4 cylinder rod and piston, oil pump repalced.returned on 12/14/00. Dec. 15,2000 (14169ml) no oil pressure. Had to have oil sending unit, oil pump, & screen replaced..

- Palmer, MA, USA

problem #2

Jun 052000

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles
The engine of my vehicle has a bad vibration between 1000-1500 RPM. The dealer has replaced the following components after three seperate visits: Fan clutch, torque converter, flex plate, harmonic balancer, transmission mount to crossmember, and changed the entire exhaust system to a 1997 version. I filed a lemon law claim with the manufacturer, however they now state it is a normal problem. A motor vibration will cause the engine to fail prematurely ie; broken crankshaft, or other internal components rendering the vehicle unsafe to operate and undrivable. The problem occurs when driving, in neutral, and park. Repairs attempted by the dealer have not corrected the problem.

- Alma, AR, USA

problem #1

Jun 052000

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles
The engine of my vehicle has a bad vibration between 1000-1500 RPM. The dealer has replaced the following components after three seperate visits: Fan clutch, torque converter, flex plate, harmonic balancer, transmission mount to crossmember, and changed the entire exhaust system to a 1997 version. I filed a lemon law claim with the manufacturer, however they now state it is a normal problem. A motor vibration will cause the engine to fail prematurely ie; broken crankshaft, or other internal components rendering the vehicle unsafe to operate and undrivable. The problem occurs when driving, in neutral, and park. Repairs attempted by the dealer have not corrected the problem.

- Alma, AR, USA